Wednesday, 9/21: Spelling/Vocab, FROs, Outsiders

Checking: Show-Me-You-Know sentences.

“Warm Up, 9/21.”  * = spelling.  ** = vocabulary or current SAW. (14p)

  1. * it is : ___ :: who owns : ___ (2p)
  2. * antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  3. * John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a joke on which pair of words? (Bonus: What kind of joke is it?)
     illicit-1 discreet discrete
  4. ** _____
  5. ** _____
  6. ** Which pair of homophones? ______ and ______
  7. ** A twisted rubber band has _____ energy that can be used to fly a small plane.
  8. ** “You’re so ___. You probably think this song is about you.”
  9. ** Every time Dr. Pavlov rang a bell, he _____(ed) a response from the dog, who thought he was going to be fed.
  10. ** Please stop ____(ing) me. I am not 5 years old any more. (Not mimic.)
  11. ** It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.
  12. ** This word literally means “discovered speechless.” ______
  13. ** The prefix of this word means across or through: _____.


What is a sentence fragment? How could we fix it?
What is a run-on? How could we fix it?

“FRO Practice I, 9/21.”  (7p) Write CS, F, or RO for each word group. How could we fix the FROs?

  1. Laughing at the comedian’s act.
  2. Chief Wiggum, the doughnut-eater and chief cop.
  3. Up the mountain we trudged.
  4. The wagon was loaded with food it was pulled by two teams of horses.
  5. There are shells all over the beach let’s collect some!
  6. On his back, the bug wriggled his little legs.
  7. Into the hole fell he.


The Outsiders

In chapter 2, Cherry said something to Pony that relates well to the meaning of the poem “Richard Cory.” What did she say to Pony? (Two quotes possible.)


“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

What “gold” has Ponyboy lost? Soda?  Darry?